Known as the City of Lakes, Bhopal has a coliseum like eminence with a fair dash of serene gardens and lakes.Every year millions of tourists visit Bhopal to explore the hidden beauty and galore of the city. Apart from being a popular historical city Bhopal is also famous for its lush green variety. Compared to any other capital cities of India it has largest green cover. In Bhopal you can find many parks like Priyadarshini Park, Shri Guru Govind Singh Park, Mayur Park and Kamla Park. Both during early morning and evening hours these parks are visited by citizen’s from the nearby localities.
Priyadarshini Park in Bhopal
Priyadarshini park named after Late Prime minister Smt. Indira Gandhi is located in the midst of Bhopal. It is one of the most visited parks in the City of Lakes Bhopal. The edifice of the park was laid in 1990-91, with a cost of Rs. 155.00 lakhs.Because of its rich diversity of flora and fauna it enjoys a special status in the hearst of the people of Bhopal.This park is located near Raj Bhawan, Ravindra Bhawan, Shyamla Hills, C M Bungalow, Professor Colony and Mullah Ramuji Sanskriti Bhawan with umbrellas, extensive lawns, and abundant green complex defended with walls.One can enjoy several activities here from sightseeing to auto touring and more.
This place serves as a perfect venue for organizing marriages and other functions by Housing and Environment department of Government of Madhya Pradesh. The lease of the park is Rs. 12,000/- per day and Rs. 10,000/- is its security deposit. The security deposit is returned after the program, if there is no damage to the park.
Name of Park : Priyadarshini Park Year of Construction: 1990-91 Area (Acre): 3.58 Cost (In lakhs): 155.00
Winter Season :7.00 AM to 9.00 AM , 3.00 PM to 7.00 PM Summer Season: 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM , 3.00 PM to 9.00 PM Note: The park remains closed on Saturdays.
Mayur Park in Bhopal
From more than a decade Mayur Park is attracting visitors from the every corner of Bhopal. Tourists can reach Mayur Park by numerous ways including bus, motorcycle, automobile. The timeless beauty and environment of the park appeals every eyes. The park acts as a shield and defends the city from the pollution. It gives charming look to the city if Bhopal. The park located near Jai Prakash Hospital was developed by Capital Project Administration in the year 1974-75, at a cost of Rs. 150.00 lakhs.With the mesmerizing beauty along with rambling lawns fountains, playing equipment’s it draws large number of people to the park. To append the innate prettiness of the park, blossoming plants and fruit plants are planted and preserved. Countrywide exhibitions of flowers cactus display and Bonsai exhibitions have been organized in this park. The park has been pictured in many serials and live debate programs.
Name of Park : Mayur Park Year of Construction: 1974-75 Area (Acre):3.19 Cost (In lakhs): 5.41
Winter Season: 6.00 AM to 9.00 AM, 3.00 PM to 8.00 PM Summer Season: 5.00 A.M. to 9.00 AM, 3.00 PM to 10.00 PM Note: The park remains closed on Wednesdays.
Shri Guru Govind Singh Park
Shri Guru Govind Singh Park is situated near Shahpura lake is known for its amazing natural beauty and stunning lake views. Spread over 80 acres of land it is serves as a perfect place for morning walk and jogging. This park was formerly known as Ekant Park. Water streams and sprawling lawns add to the natural beauty of the park. Pathways and sitting arrangements are also provided in the park. The park has a well developed ecosystem and is entirely covered with plants and trees of botanical importance. It is home of a wide variety of birds. This lush green park was developed at a cost of Rs. 244.30 lakhs and is maintained by Capital Project Administration.
Name of Park : Guru Govind Singh Park (Ekant Park) Year of Construction: 1996 Area (Acre): 80.00 Cost (In lakhs): 244.30
Winter Season : 6.00 AM to 10.00 AM, 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM Summer Season:5.00 AM to 9.00 AM, 3.00 PM to 10.00 PM Note: On Sundays the park is open from 6.00 AM to 8.00 PM The park remains closed on Mondays
Kamla Park in Bhopal
Kamla Parklocated near Bhopal lake is filled with pure and natural beauty. The striking park in recent year has become a favorite hangout places in Bhopal.The main attraction of the park is the well laid flower beds with assortment of beautiful flowers. A temple is also located inside Kamla park which also attracts devotees to the park.
Address: Kamla Park Retghat Bhopal, Kamla Park Rd, Professors Colony, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001
Apart from these famous parks there and many others like Vardhman park,
Kilol park, Karishma Park, Yadgare Shahjahani park, Neelum park,
Naunihal park, Chinar park and Nandan park. During evening
these parks are visited by by citizen’s from the nearby localities.